Some students who have cleared Pre-University Course (PUC) in 2020-21 but are also writing Common Entrance Test (CET) in 2022 have approached the High Court. These students have challenged an alleged note by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) of not considering the marks of 2020-21 for admission to professional courses in 2022.
“The marks of students who qualify in 2021 will not be counted for ranking in CET and only the marks obtained in CET will be taken into consideration for ranking,” the petition quoted a KEA note.
The single bench of SR Krishna Kumar heard the petition on Monday.
Additional Advocate General Dhyan Chinappa, hearing the petition, informed the High Court that the counselling of students for admission to professional courses has not started yet.
The AAG informed the court that until the High Court hears the petition, after which the matter was adjourned till August 18, the counselling would not start.
The petition was filed by Kirtana YH and a dozen other students.
“The qualifying exam marks are generally higher like examinations and the CET markings are generally less. Leaving the qualifying exam marks, and taking CET marks alone for half the ratio, the merit matrix of every student will be completely disturbed,” the petition claims.